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Made In Kentucky

This article first appeared in issue 18, and was written by Ed Waggener.

The Motion Picture Services glossy brochure, "Kentucky, What You've Been Looking For," lists the following films as having been produced wholly or in-part in the Commonwealth (those with * are made for Tv):

The Kentuckian

Raintree County

April Love

The Flim-Flam Man

The Great Race


The Treasure of Matecumbe

How the West Was Won,

The Thoroughbreds,

The Greatest*

A Child of Glass

Black Beauty*



Coal Miner's Daughter

Willie and Phil

Rare Breed

Lawman Without a Gun*,

The Act

And They're Off

Kentucky Woman*

The Champions

The River Rat



Big Business,


Eight Men Out,

Huckleberry Finn*

Fresh Horses

Rain Man,

In Country

Next of Kin

A Rage in Harlem

Little Man Tate

City of Hope

The Pickle,

A League of Their Own

and Lost in Yonkers.

Jim Toole of Motion Picture Services adds that just lately, Lawn Dogs, The Mighty, Fire Down Below, and US Marshall, have been produced in the state.

Also, Pharoah's Army was filmed at Perryville in 1995. It was a low-budget Civil War Film produced by Robbie Henson, son of Eben Henson of Pioneer Playhouse fame.

There has been a major upswing in film production in Kentucky, Toole said, keeping him very busy.

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